Subject: Re: a new KNF (and some comments)
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2000 13:15:34
Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > #include <sys/cdefs.h>
> > #ifndef lint
> > __COPYRIGHT("@(#) Copyright (c) 1999\n\
> > The NetBSD Foundation, inc. All rights reserved.\n");
> > __RCSID("$NetBSD$");
> > #endif /* not lint */
> Actually, I think the __COPYRIGHT() and __RCSID() should be changed in the
> header files to provide their own ;'s, and the source and guide updated
> appropriately. This way if you conditionally compile out the RCS IDs, the
> compiler won't choke on you (nor will lint(1)).
Can we put the "#ifndef lint" inside the __COPYRIGHT and __RCSID macros?
It would be a little easier on the eyes...
> > /* No spaces after function names. */
> > if (error = function(a1, a2))
> > exit(error);
> That should read:
> if ((error = function(a1, a2)))
> but I personally prefer:
> if ((error = function(a1, a2)) != 0)
> ...for additional clarity.
Doesn't one of the gcc warnings barf about "testing assignment value" or
something? I think there are circumstances where you do need the "!= 0"
bit to keep it happy.